This months reading group will be, as usual, on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (19th March) at Freedom Bookshop, 7pm.
This reading group is part of a series of events examining how we respond to the far right, particualrly wihin broad social movements. Other events in this series will include a talk by a member of Les Éditions de Monde Libertaire, publishing group of the Fédération Anarchiste (France) who is active in the Gilet jaunes movement on the 22nd March (venue TBC). There is also a mobilisation against the far right ‘Yellow Vest’ movement in London on the 30th March.
We will be reading the following texts:
Alexander Reid Ross ‘The Multipolar Spin: How Fascists Operationalize Left-wing Resentment’ (https://hummusforthought.com/2018/03/16/the-multipolar-spin-how-fascists-operationalize-left-wing-resentment/)
Spencer Sunshine – The right hand of Occupy Wall Street: from libertarians to nazis, the fact and fiction of right-wing involvement (https://libcom.org/library/right-hand-occupy-wall-street-libertarians-nazis-fact-fiction-right-wing-involvement-spe)
Spencer Sunshine -Rebranding fascism: national anarchists (https://libcom.org/library/rebranding-fascism-national-anarchists-spencer-sunshine)
Questions we will be considering are: Why can ‘national anarchism’ not be anarchism? Under what circumstances was the far right able to attempt collaborations with the left? Do the far right and left share an enemy, i. e. do they occasionally think they do (is it capitalism)?